Saturday, September 17, 2011

Top 3 Home Improvements - This Month In Real Estate


We often hear how important it is to get all the facts and check everything out when BUYING real estate but what about selling? A commonly overlooked component of SELLING your home is updating, staging and tweaking your home to appeal directly to buyers. Most of these items are simply and only require a little effort - but can pay off in a big way, your bottom line.

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Upcoming Events in The Desert

From Charity walks to Golf Parades there is a great mix of events right around the corner in the Palm Springs  and greater Coachella Valley.

Sept 22-25, 2011 Camelot Theaters Palm Springs - Cinema Diverse - Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

October 14-15, 2011 American Heat Motorcycle Event in Downtown Palm Springs - If you like Motorcycles you will want to be in Palm Springs This weekend.

October 22, 2011 24th annual Desert Aids Walk starting in Ruth Hardy Park at 7:30 am

October 23, 2011 - Palm Desert -If all that walking wears you out you can rest up at the Golf Cart Parade. Held Every year since 1983 this fun event, on El Paseo, showcases just how talented people can be when it comes to designing that perfect Golf Cart.

And this just scratches the surface of all there is to do in the Coachella Valley. From Film Festivals, Food Events, Art shows, Sporting events, Concerts and theater there is always something to do under the Sun in Palm Springs.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Cool Homes In The Hot Desert

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The September 2011 Issue of Los Angeles Magazine has a great feature on three unique Desert homes.  The article is called Sand and Stone and can be seen in the LA Magazine online digital edition.

The homes featured are  Desert House, Acido Dorado and The itHouse.

The Desert House is located in Desert Hot Springs, located west of town on a hill with commanding views back towards Palm Springs and the San Jacinto Mountain Range. Prefab construction. It is currently offered for sale as a short sale for $599,000.

Acido Dorado is located in Joshua Tree.  Through the innovative use of concrete, mirror and metal melds itself into the stark but dramatic landscape in a way that makes it seem as if it just belongs. This home is in a rental program and has been used for fashion shoots all of which you can see by following the link provided above.

The itHouse is located above Pioneer town, the funky, hip former western movies set located just west of Yucca Valley. The house is off the grid and is partially powered by solar panels.

All of these properties show out of the box thinking in both materials and design and are a breath of fresh air. With the current movement and popularity of Green technologies we are sure to see more structures with these elements in the Desert soon.


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